Richmond Bypass Presentation Wednesday Night

Over 40 years ago I noticed a lot–hundreds of acres–of land changing hands west of Richmond. I was McHenry County Treasurer and my office changed the addresses on the Address-o-Graph plates. We got the deed transfers which had the new … Continue reading

Part I – McHenry County’s Richmond Village Officials Victims of Undertow of Growth…from a Write-In, No Less

The growth wave radiating from Chicago resulted in the ousting of numerous outer ring city and village officials last spring. In one phase of an ever-repeating cycle, municipal officials “give away the store” to one or more developers. Citizens become … Continue reading